About the Author

Amy Lynne Hill

E-Mail: amy.l.hill@vanderbilt.edu

Amy Lynne Hill is a doctoral candidate at Vanderbilt University, where she is pursuing a joint PhD in German and Comparative Media Analysis and Practice. Her research interests include strategies of disidentification in beauty and body cultures in social media, particularly in queer communities, as well as gender in criminal discourses. Through the analysis of historical cases, sexological research of the Wilhelmine and Weimar eras, and feminist crime fiction from the 1990s, Amy’s dissertation investigates how the figure of the Lustmörderin (sex murderess) interpellates the constellation of gender, subjectivity, and sexual violence in 20th century Germany.

Contributions by Author: Amy Lynne Hill


The Selfie Subjectivity of Trans* Social Media Influencers

The selfie has emerged as one of the most globally recognizable images and is embroiled in both popular culture and scholarly debates, without a consensus in sight. It is one of the foremost ways in which individuals decode expectations of hegemonic subjectivity and encode their identities in accordance with or subversion of those codes as determined by the many intricacies of the selfie.